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Postgraduate Diploma in Space and Atmospheric Science
Modes of Study  Full-time/ Part-time
Duration 1 Year
Level Postgraduate
Course Code 08PGDA


The Post Graduate Diploma in Space and Atmospheric Science programme is primarily designed to provide students with deeper 
insight,  intellectual  and  cognitive  skills  related  to  their  professional  field and  area  of employment and  help  them  to  advance
their career of choice. This programme will further expose students to advanced concepts, theories, tools, and methods Space 
and Atmospheric Science. The  post graduate  programme in Space and Atmospheric  science is  of interdisciplinary  nature. The 
overarching aim of this programme is to prepare students for a career in the Space Science and Atmospheric Science fields.
The  programme will enable  students  to acquire  skills and  knowledge  through  rigorous  theory, experimental application,  field 
exercises  and  pilot  projects  in  the  field  of  space  science  and  atmospheric  science.  Pilot  projects  will  be  conducted  under 
supervision  to  enhance  social  and  economic  development  in  Namibia.  Students  will  develop  a  thorough  understanding  of 
relevant  instrumentation  and  data  analysis  approach  and  s  will  develop  competence  in  the  application  of  qualitative  and 
quantitative experimental methods through participation in projects under supervision of experienced staff members. The fields
of study include space and atmospheric science, space orbital science, space applications and international space regulations

Graduates  of  this  programme  will  be  able  to  make  a  sustained  contribution  to  national  economic  development  by  finding 
employment primarily in the public and private sector in positions such as researchers, space science scientists and analysis of 
atmospheric information for a broad range of applications including environmental assessment, resource management, and risk 


Admission Requirements 

In order  to be admitted  to  this programme, candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree at NQF level 7 with majors in Physics or 
Mathematics,  or  an  equivalent  degree  in  Science,  Technology,  Engineering  or  Mathematics,  which  is  evaluated  by  the 
Department as being an appropriate undergraduate degree for admission. 

(Note that degrees with only the biological sciences as a major would not be appropriate for admission) 

Applicants may be required to attend a pre‐selection interview and/or test at the discretion of the Department.


Career Opportunities

The Postgraduate Diploma in Space and Atmospheric Science provides graduates with a wide range of career opportunities in the space and atmospheric science sectors. 

Graduates can find employment in a variety of research institutions, governmental organizations, private businesses, and academics. Researcher, observational scientist, data analyst, atmospheric physicist, data modeler, satellite operator, and program/project manager are a few career options. Graduates possess a variety of scientific and technical skills, such as computer programming, data analysis, modeling, and satellite remote sensing methods. Graduates have a variety of chances to engage in cutting-edge research and development in fields including climate change, space exploration, and weather forecasting because to the high need for these talents across many industries.

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